About Michigan Assocciation on Problem Gambling (MAPG)

The Michigan Association on Problem Gambling (MAPG) is a non-profit corporation recognized by the IRS with a 501 (c) (3) charitable designation. It is funded by membership fees, donations and grants and is governed by a Board of Directors that volunteers its services to fulfill the mission and the goals of the organization.

This organization is open to professionals, community people, students, and representatives from the State gaming industry Native American Tribe Casino representative, Michigan lottery, horse racing and other professional members as approved by the Board. Gamblers in recovery and their partners are also welcome as members.

MAPG is the Michigan affiliate to the National Council on Problem Gambling. We take a neutral stand on gambling. We are an organization to help gamblers and their family members by presenting prevention and recovery information. Board members are willing to speak to service clubs, churches, adult groups, schools, news media and government agencies for the purpose of education and referral to services. Call 1-517-548-1407 or e-mail Mike Burke at burkemichaelj@yahool.com to make arrangement for a speaker.

We refer those seeking help to the Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline 1-800-270-7117.

MAPG’s success depends upon the involvement of its members and others who recognize that problem gambling is a public health issue. Anyone can become a member and participate in MAPG programs by filling out the membership application and mailing the application and membership fee to Mike Burke, 1330 W. Grand River, Howell, MI 48843.

“MAPG BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS AND ACTIVE MEMBERS”
(March 1, 2015)

PRESIDENT: David Ledgerwood*, PhD
Wayne State University School of Medicine
3901 Chrysler Dr. Ste 2A Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-993-1380
dledgerw@med.wayne.edu
www.med.wayne.edu/psychiatry/SARD/ledgerwood.htm

VICE PRESIDENT: Michael Mooney, Choices Counseling Center
13428 Brainbridge, Warren, MI 48089
Phone: 586-350-6800
MMooney16@comcast.net

SECRETARY: Richard Riggs*, MA, CAADC, NCGC
Henry Ford Maplegrove Center
6773 West Maple Rd. West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: 248-788-3184
rriggs1@hfhs.org

TREASURE: James Loree*, LMSW, ACSW CAADC, NCGC II
3475 Belle Chase Way, Lansing Charter Township, MI 48911
Phone: 517-285-4841
loreejam@gmail.com
www.jamesloree.com

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Michael Burke, Member of MAPG and MAADAC
1330 W. Grand River, Howell, MI 48843
Phone: 517-548-1407
burkemichaelj@yahoo.com

AFFILIATE ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVE TO NCPG: Denise Phillips*, MSW, ACSW, LMSW, CAADC, NCGC-II, BACC
409 Plymouth Road Ste 140, Plymouth, MI, 48170
Phone 313-580-0362 FAX 734-720-9525
www.gamblingsolutionsandcounselingservicesofmi.com

AFFILIATE ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVE TO NCPG:
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Tim Otteman, Ed.D. Faculty / Sports Gambling Consultant
Central Michigan University, Finch 108A Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-7312 (office) (989) 621-2238 (cell)
ottema1tw@cmich.edu
www.timotteman.com

Michael Burke, Member of MAPG and MAADAC
1330 W. Grand River, Howell, MI 48843
Phone: 517-548-1407
burkemichaelj@yahoo.com

Barbara Emmott, MA, LPC, CCS-M
Munson Healthcare Behavioral Health Services
1105 Sixth St. Traverse City, MI 49684-2386
Phone: 231-935-6382
bfasuloemmott@mhc.net

Beverly Harris, Ph.D., LPC, SAP, NCGC
220 Bagley Street, Ste. 238, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-965-4950
bjh4931@comcast.net

Len McCulloch, DAPA, NCGC, CAAC, CBIS, MiLtdLP, LSW, NCP
Private Practice
24477 Buchanan Ct. #1887 Farmington Hills, Mi. 48335
Phone: 248-476-9329
LMcC1204@aol.com

Joseph Rainey, LMSW, ICAAC
3340 Hospital Rd. Saginaw, MI 48608-6280
Phone: 989-790-7806
jrainey382@aol.com

Joel Cohen, PhD, NCGC
Northwest Counseling and Psychotherapy Center
30375 Northwestern Hwy. Ste 200 Farmington Hills, MI 48334,
Phone: 248-538-3382
jmcohen6914@sbcglobal.net

Robert Salvatore and Associates
640 Griswold, Suite 300 Northville, Mi. 48167
Phone: 313-378-6323
bobsal7@hotmail.com
www.northvilleaddictioncounseling.com/

Melinda Henderson, Ph.D
4134 Tanglewood Court, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: 248-980-3679
mhenderson62@comcst.net

Ellen Guido
NSO, Community Network Services
2032 Lancaster, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Phone: 313-574-1158
eguido@nso-mi.org

Amy Miller, LMSW, CADC, R-CCS
Therapy Today Counseling & Consulting
4572 S. Hagadorn East Lansing, MI 48823
Amymiller.mi@gmail.com

Gerald Brooks, LLMSW, CAADC, CSOTS
Beacon Specialized Living Services
121 Engle Way, Hartford, MI 49057
Phone: 269-425-6727
glkbrooks@yahoo.com

Marsha A. Devlin, UDM Grad Student
15799 Southampton
Livonia MI 48154
Phone: 734-776-3817
tapnilved@aol.com

Brenda Markert-Green, DMFT, LMFT
Phone: 909-503-7191
Dr.MarkertGreen.LMFT@gmail.com
Membership date: 9/17/2013

Patrick Witri, MA, LLP, CAADC, NCGC II
455 Cherry St. SE, Suite 0. Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-774-2660
www.truwitservices.com/

Judy Herriff
5651 Bunker Rd. Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
Phone: 517-242-0655
jherriff@gmail.com.

*Members of Board of Directors

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS:

Gun Lake Casino
Rob Savaglio
, Director of Finance. Membership date: 05/2011
1123 129th Ave., Wayland, MI 49348-9542
Phone: 269.792.777
www.gunlakecasino.com

FireKeepers Casino Hotel, Membership date: 4/12/13
MARK SMIT, B.A. M.A. PHR Training Manager
11177 Michigan Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49014
Phone: 269-660-5742
Cell: 269-832-0270
Fax: 269-660-5788
msmit@firekc.com
www.FireKeepersCasino.com

The Michigan Lottery, 101 East Hillsdale St. Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517-335-5600

MAPG Message from the President

A new reality in the gambling world

I am often asked why some people develop gambling problems. My stock answer is “a lot of reasons” followed by a long list. Rarely am I asked the question “why don’t problem gamblers seek treatment?” In this regard, the problem gambling field faces a crisis. Our best estimates are that about 1 out of 10 problem gamblers ever seek treatment. Thus, 90% of gamblers continue to struggle with this addiction without the benefit of professional (or 12-step) help. We know that problem gambling treatments work for those who use them, so what is the problem? The biggest issue in my mind is that we have failed as a field to utilize all of the resources that are available to us. By resources, I mean partnerships among all of the stakeholders in the problem gambling field.

There are many stakeholders in the effort to improve treatment services for people with gambling problems. These include, but are not limited to, state agencies, treatment providers, academics and members of the gaming industry. But most important among these stakeholders are problem gamblers and their families, who have the deepest first-hand understanding of this addiction. It is our primary mission to bring these important stakeholders together to establish a dialogue and to ensure that we are incorporating all perspectives when it comes to helping problem gamblers and their families.

We are the Michigan Association on Problem Gambling (MAPG), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized in 2003 for the purpose to helping individuals who develop problems related to their gambling.  MAPG is the Michigan Affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling. We take a neutral stance on gambling/gaming in Michigan.  MAPG is committed to providing education on how to keep gambling a recreation, providing resources for those who gamble more than they can afford, and advocating for services for those who develop a gambling disorder.

According to the most recent State of Michigan Prevalence report, approximately 100,000 people in the state have struggled with gambling disorder. We will only reach these individuals if we use all of our partnerships wisely. This is the new reality in the problem gambling field, and it is incumbent on us to ensure that the doors of MAPG are open to all stakeholders in the State of Michigan.